Teaching Assistant


Grade: 4 actual salary £13,716 – £14,556

Hours: 28 hours per week, term time only + 4.5 training days

Working Hours: Monday to Friday 8.45am to 3.05pm

Ormiston Meridian Academy are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and committed Teaching Assistant, to work as part of the Learning Support Team in supporting students with learning difficulties, disabilities and other barriers with their learning in mainstream classes. To assist identified learners to achieve success on their course of study, mainly those students with social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) issues and students with an EHCP.

Key Duties

To establish supportive relationships with students.

To support SEND students on 1:1 basis outside of the classroom.

Working with SEND students in classes.

Working with SEND students in small groups

Working with other groups of students to support learning.

Plan and deliver interventions

Liaise between subject staff, students and SENCO.

Working with other professionals/outside agencies acting on advice given.

Work closely with parents to provide regular updates on progress and targets for SEND students.

To support SEND students holistically, e.g. improve attendance, reduce FTEs for SEND students.

To contribute to the delivery and adaption of the curriculum for SEND students.

Be willing to contribute to the broader life of the Academy community.

Positively promote inclusion and have high expectations for all students.

Attend meetings and in-service training days where necessary and appropriate.

To follow Academy procedures and policies.

Key Requirements

GCSE English and Maths at grade C or above or hold certificates in Literacy and Numeracy Professional Skills.

Functional Skills Level 3

Must hold or be willing to work towards Level 3 Teaching Assistant Qualification.

Skills and Experience

Have an awareness of strategies to support students with various SEND needs.

To work constructively as part of a team whilst being able to demonstrate initiative and flexibility.

Be a positive role model in the Academy community.

Well-developed interpersonal skills to be able to relate well to a wide range of people including professionals and parents.

Possess the ability to positively manage behaviour.

The ability to focus learners on tasks in a positive manner.

Application packs and further information can be obtained by clicking the links below:

Application Form

Person Specification

Job Description

To find out more about working at Ormiston Meridian Academy, please visit our website or contact Mrs D Falamarzi, Assistant Principal – Teaching & Assessment, dfalamarzi@omera.co.uk .

Closing date for applications: 12noon Thursday 20th February 2020.

Interviews will be held on Monday 24th February 2020.

Completed application forms along with a covering letter (of no more than one side of A4) should be sent for the attention of Mr M Bennett, Finance Director, recruitment@omera.co.uk 

This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services check.